Raffy R. Luquis, Ph.D., MCHES®

Raffy R. Luquis, Ph.D., MCHES®
Professor of Biobehavioral Health, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Chair of Health and Professional Studies
Program Coordinator of Biobehavioral Health Program
Olmsted Building, W314
W314 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

Dr. Raffy R. Luquis is a professor of biobehavioral health in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Luquis earned his Ph.D. in health science at the University of Arkansas (1996), his M.S. in health education (1991), and his B.S. in science (1988) at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Luquis has a broad background in health education and health promotion. His primary research and teaching interests include cultural competency and multicultural health, public health education and health promotion. He is the co-editor of the book entitled “Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion” and has numerous publications and national presentations at conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Luquis has conducted research to assess health issues affecting the Latino/Hispanic population, cultural competency among health professionals, health promotion practices among primary care providers, and health behaviors among young adults.

Cultural competency 

Multicultural health & health disparities

Public health education and health promotion

Luquis, R., Perez, M., & Suarez, S. (in-press). An Assessment of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Public Health Preparation Programs. Pedagogy in Health Promotion.

Luquis, R. (2021). Integrating the concept of cultural intelligence in health education and health promotion. Health Education Journal 80(7), 833– 843. DOI: 10.1177/00178969211021884 

Luquis, R. (2019). Perceptions of chronic illnesses and preventives behaviors among Hispanic/Latino Men. Hispanic Health Care International, 17(2), 1-6.

Luquis, R. & Kensinger, W. (2019). Applying the Health Belief Model to assess prevention services among young adults. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 57(1), 37-47. 

Luquis, R. & Kensinger, W. (2017). Perceptions of Health Care and Access to Preventive Services among Young Adults. Journal of Community Health, 42(6), 1204-12.
 

Luquis, R. & Paz, H. (2015). Attitudes about and practices of health promotion and prevention among primary care providers. Health Promotion Practice, 16(5), 745-55. doi: 10.1177/1524839914561516.

Selected Books/Book Chapters:

Luquis, R. & Pérez, M. (Eds.) (2021). Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion. (3rd ed.). Jossey Bass – Wiley.

Luquis, R., Winkeljohn Black, S., & Harrison, M. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of African American and Latino populations: A liberation psychology perspective. In Winkeljohn Black, S. Multicultural Psychology in America. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Pinzón-Pérez, H., Pérez, M. & Luquis R. (2016). Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: Beyond the Paradigm of CAM. In Pinzón-Pérez, H. & Pérez M. (Eds.) Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Luquis, R. & Arboleda, J. (2016). Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Hispanics/ Latinos. In Pinzón-Pérez, H. & Pérez M. (Eds.) Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D. (Arkansas)